Tried blind, I had no idea what to make of this. Insane color. Exceptional Malts is assuredly sitting on some funky
Sticky and sweet. Cocoa, syrup, maple, molasses. Nutty toffee, fruits, sherry. Tobacco, stewed fruits, some mild funk. This is absolutely cloyingly sweet on the nose.
Really sweet. Almost unnaturally so. Sugar, fruits, caramel, cocoa, some mild heat, medium mouthfeel. Maybe some port influence.
Short, fruity and sweet. Did I mention it is sweet? Cola, cocoa, leather, toffee, pepper, still really suspiciously sweet.
This is absurdly sweet, and it really detracts from what Linkwoods beautiful base malt can do unfortunately.